James 5:1 (KJV) Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

By A Pastor, About Pastors

The Pastor You Have

Dr. Randy White
This month I begin my 22nd year as what is often called the Senior Pastor (a title I do not like, my preference is simply Pastor). In these 22 years, along with another five years in associate positions in the local church, I’ve learned a few things about the role. I’m no expert at every aspect of pastoral ministry, but I am somewhat an expert on the pressures and temptations for the man in the Pastor’s shoes.
One thing I know is that, human nature being what it is, the people in the pew are no different from the pastor in that we are both quick to lose interest. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard a Pastor tell me, “It’s time for me to move on.” Just as many times I’ve heard a church member of some other congregation confide in me, saying, “I think our Pastor needs to move on.” Sometimes “move on” is the right thing for the pastor to do. More often, however, what is needed is a growth of either congregational maturity, pastoral maturity, or both.
I hope your pastor is a mighty man of God. I pray that he studies the Word, wants to preach it in truth, is a man of private prayer, has a heart to protect his flock, and honestly longs to give a good report before God. I’m sure, however, that while your Pastor isn’t good at everything in ministry, he’s better at some things than others.
When a church has had a pastor strong in leadership, they want a pastor strong in pastoral care. When they have a pastor strong in pastoral care, they long for improved leadership. If he is strong in the pulpit, they want him to be a joy in fellowship. When he’s the best man in town to have at the fellowship, they wish he was stronger in the pulpit. In the end, no man can meet all these expectations.
barn burnerMy talent is teaching. I love to study, and I love to communicate what I’ve studied. I yawn at leadership conferences. I get drained in fellowship settings. I always bite off more than I can chew, and I chew for a long time before I swallow. For some, I’m the church’s worst nightmare. For others, I’m her modern-day knight.  I’m most appealing to those who like expository teaching. That crowd is somewhat of a small niche of society, and thus I’m not likely to get the fastest growing church award anytime soon. Over the years I’ve become comfortable with who I am, what I can do, and even with the fact that I won’t appeal to everybody.
But I have also learned about a great danger. I know what people like and I can deliver if I want to. People who appreciate my teachings enjoy a barn-burner of a sermon that spits and sweats, calls out the sinner (especially if it’s the sinner somewhere else), and shouts fire and brimstone. In my circles, if I preach an anti-government sermon (as I did recently), I’ll get the applause of man (literally). This is dangerous because I could easily become an anti-government preacher. If I did, I would get applause every week, my church would grow, and my speaking invitations would multiply.
But I cannot be an anti-government preacher and  be an expository preacher. I can’t preach a soul-winning evangelistic sermon and  an expository sermon every Sunday. I can’t make every single Scripture so riveting that the audience arises in spine-tingling acclamation at the sermon’s conclusion. To do so would mean I would have to subvert the underlying text and cater to my listeners rather than accurately preach the Book.
Many preachers have learned the tickle point. They know what the people like to hear. Maybe it is application, maybe it is humor; maybe it is hell-fire. Preachers can deliver, and when they deliver, the crowd will grow (and so will the offerings). I recently attended a Baptist convention meeting and saw this time-and-again: the speakers speak to their audience. They know what the audience wants to hear, and they deliver. When they do, the audience applauds loudly, and the preachers in the audience learn by example: give the people what they want and you will garner approval and secure invitations to speaking engagements.
My audience for this article is the man and woman in the pew. You can help your church grow in the Word and in spiritual maturity when you applaud the preaching of the Word. Encourage your Pastor in his studies. When he preaches a long (and possibly dull) sermon that explains a text that isn’t front-and-center in the needs of the congregation nor filled with practical application, would you thank your Pastor for being faithful to preach the word” and “be instant in season and out of season?” You need to do this, because when your Pastor preaches the barn-burner topical sermon, he will hear so many people say, “This is the kind of preaching I like to hear!” Others will tell him, “I wish you preached like this every Sunday!” Some will make it more spiritual, saying, “The Spirit was really moving this morning.”
Your Pastor can preach an exciting topic and a barn-burner this Sunday and every Sunday. In the end, he’s got a choice: preach God’s Word, or preach an exciting topic.
As for me, I’ll be preaching the Word this Sunday.
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Monday, November 17, 2014

National Cathedral Becomes Part of Islam ... FOREVER

Sunday, November 16, 2014


From Watcher's Lamp

100 years ago today, the last Caliph, or emperor of Islam, declared the last Jihad against the infidel-- and today is the first time ever that the National Cathedral in the nation's capital will host Muslim prayers.

Most American's will have no idea that, as part of World War I, the then-Caliph of the Ottoman empire declared a Holy War against infidels, as was his right within sharia law and Islamic theology. You can read the full fatwa here (ignore the date of 1915 which is an original typo).

That statement by the last sitting head of what was the theocratic empire of Islam was the catalyst which led to religiously-fueled genocide against Christian Armenians and Assyrians. 

The Episcopal church leaders who agreed to the host Muslim prayers inside the Washington cathedral probably have no idea what happened a century ago in Asia Minor, or that there even was a Caliph in office at the beginning of the 20th century. 

However, we can rest assured that the co-organizers do, for they include the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR), The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and the All-Dulles Area Muslims Society (ADAMS) Center.

Both CAIR and ISNA will be fully aware of the significance of November 14th, seeing as both organizations were declared by a federal court to be unindicted co-conspirators of Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood terror group, in the largest terrorist financing trial in US history

Those muslims who have a supremacist understanding of their religion, such as members of Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood - which was recently declared an illegal terrorist 
organization in the country of its founding, Egypt - have a special regard for historic dates and anniversaries.  

It is, of course, no accident that the 9/11 attacks, the worst terror attacks in world history, occurred exactly to the day in 1683 when the Islamic Ottoman forces were defeated outside the city walls of Vienna, the deepest the Islamic Caliphate's forces made it into the heart of the Christian West. 

There is nothing inherently wrong about interfaith initiatives as long as they start from the same place: a mutual respect for the belief system of the other, and their inherent dignity as humans created by God. When one party acts in bad faith based upon its ideological commitment to see other faiths destroyed or subjected, then the event runs the risk of becoming a propaganda coup for the extremists and their followers. 

The fact that this event is occurring just as ancient Christian communities are being destroyed in the Middle East and "non-believers" are being actually crucified by ISIS jihadists makes it all the more egregious. 

We know that the Episcopal church is in trouble with more conservative believers leaving in great numbers and the remaining adherents not exactly outdoing their Catholic cousins in terms of reproducing the next generation of believers. But I doubt they also understand the finer points of jihadist doctrine, one of which is that if a place of worship is used by Muslims for their prayers, that territory subsequently becomes part of Dar al Islam, sacred muslim land. Forever. 

Sebastian Gorka PhD is the Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of 
Military Theory at the Marine Corps University, and national security and foreign affairs editor at You can follow him on Twitter at: @SebGorka

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Seat of the Immoral World Government: Washington DC

Washington, D.C.: The Seat of the Immoral World Government

By Julio Severo

While I am writing about the U.S. government as the seat of the immoral world government, the U.S. Department of State and USAID are hosting the third Conference to Advance the Human Rights of and Promote Inclusive Development for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons on November 12-14, in Washington, D.C.

Leading U.S. government officials are speaking at the event. 

The conference is bringing together government officials, private funders, business leaders, scholars and homosexual activists from more than 30 countries to increase coordination, cooperation and resources dedicated to promoting the homosexual agenda around the world, and to ensure full inclusion of homosexual activists in political power structures.

The conference is focusing on diplomatic and foreign assistance strategies to address homosexual issues around the world. It is also discussing the best ways to engage faith communities to support the homosexual agenda and to integrate it into development programs.

If Sodom gave the world an untrained and unsophisticated homosexual militancy, America can be proud that she has surpassed Sodom, by giving the world an aggressive, trained and sophisticated homosexual militancy.

Will the U.S. government efforts to integrate the gay agenda into development programs and political power structures succeed? I fear so. Forty years ago, NSSM 200, a highly classified U.S. government document, made it clear that the U.N., the World Bank and many other major international organizations should be used to integrate population control into development and health care programs. Population control was presented as "family planning," but its objective was never family well-being. It was population reduction to meet the U.S. ambitions to seize or save natural resources from other nations for current and future American use. Because of the U.S. efforts forty years, today "family planning" is as natural as marriage itself. Evidently, now the strategy is to make the gay agenda and its fake marriage as natural as "family planning."

God turned Sodom into ashes. America is distinguishing herself by making Sodom global and refined. She is spreading the Sodom ashes around the world to sow a new, bigger and global Sodom.
To advance the gay agenda, America wants to make the world as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah were.

Brazilian conservatives often talk of a moral decadence of the United States as a direct consequence of the influence and actions of the Soviet Union, which was born in 1917. They treat the U.S. as if it were, before the Soviet Union, a pure damsel.

I had also thought so, especially as an evangelical being influenced by American missionaries. The fact is, we thought the U.S., especially in the early 20th century, was extremely Protestant. In the 1890s? Even more Protestant, even more moral, even more pure.

We have the historical record to support it. Upon signing the Declaration of Independence, Samuel Adams stated: "This day, I trust, the reign of political Protestantism will commence." The 56 signers were mostly Protestant.

According to New York University Professor Emeritus Patricia Bonomi: "The colonists were about 98 percent Protestant."

In less than one century, the reign of political Protestantism in Washington, D.C. was quite the contrary of what was preached by Protestant churches and ministers.

According to a DailyMail report, Washington D.C. in 1890s had a reign of prostitution. This was the capital of the most Protestant nation in the world, when Protestantism was much higher than today in the American nation. And remember: there was no Soviet Union.

The DailyMail report said, "The White House's neighbors in 1890s included 108 brothels and 50 saloons." Prostitution was rampant around the White House more than one century ago.

An author of that time, mentioned by DailyMail, made a map with an explanation of how 108 houses of prostitution were allowed to thrive so near the White House.

He said about Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), who was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States (1885-89, 1893-1897): "Grover Cleveland can sit in his bedroom window at the White House and survey the entire territory. He is within sight and gunshot of each of these 108 dens which defy the law which he is supposed to execute through his commissioners."

If the White House were surrounded by 108 prostitutes, it would be awful enough. But 108 brothels? This is a lot of prostitution. Did not Washington, D.C. have any other more important activity to get involved in?

Why was prostitution, considered the oldest profession in the world, so rampant and close to the White House? Perhaps the answer is in what Ronald Reagan said, "It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a very striking resemblance to the first."

DailyMail said that decades later this same area around the White House kept its notoriety for prostitution.

I do not minimize the Soviet influence decades after the 1890s. But there was a grave moral decadence around the White House before any Soviet influence. There was the influence of sin.

So the pervasive moral perversion in the current U.S. society, especially politics, cannot be attributed exclusively to the Soviet Union.

The Bible says, "Never dishonor your daughter by making her a prostitute, or the country will turn to prostitution and be filled with people who are perverted." (Leviticus 19:29 GWV)

In the 1890s the U.S. capital turned to prostitution and, consequently, became "filled with people who were perverted."

By the way, it keeps the old profile of place filled of perverted individuals. A WND report said that despite his sexual affairs in the White House, Bill Clinton has been ranked the most admirable U.S. president of the past quarter century.

In the subject of sexual affairs in the White House, John Kennedy apparently topped all the other adulterous U.S. presidents. Was his depravity in the White House a product of the Soviet Union, or of the same influence of sin in the White House neighborhood in the 1890s? I believe that latter would be the correct Christian understanding.

I hope that my article may help conservative Christians in Brazil and the U.S. to see that if they want to influence positively the global power that Washington D.C. has on the whole world, they should firstly understand that the moral problems in the U.S. government began long before the Soviet Union. Without such understanding, they will not succeed in praying and hindering a U.S. government that has made sexual perversion (sodomy) a top priority of its foreign policy.

The U.S. is homosexualizing the world by funding and training the international homosexual militancy.

America caused her daughters to be prostitutes many decades ago, her land fell into prostitution and now her land has become full of wickedness. Her government became full of wickedness, including sodomy.

The conference being held right now in Washington, D.C. by the U.S. State Department and USAID wants engage faith communities to support the homosexual agenda.

Perhaps the Washington National Cathedral is the best example of these ambitions. The 106-year-old cathedral has served as the spiritual center for the U.S. presidents, hosting funerals for Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford.

In 2013, Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral, said that Christians should embrace religious marriage equality.

According to Scott Lively, the Jewish tradition says that gay "marriage" was the last sin before the Great Flood.

After its support for homosexual "marriages," the National Cathedral in Washington will be hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time on November 14.

Washington, D.C. and its State Department, USAID and its best Protestant cathedral are filled of wickedness and sodomy.

Original Article

Sunday, November 9, 2014



Marry Gay Couples or Go to Jail

Idaho city officials have laid down the law to Christian pastors within their community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance that if they refuse to marry homosexuals, they will face jail time and fines.
   A federal judge recently ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, while the city of Coeur d’ Alene has an ordinance that prevents discrimination based on sexual preference.
   The Supreme Court’s recent refusal to take on gay rights’ appeals from five states has opened the doors for same-sex marriages to go forth.
   Donald and Evelyn Knapp were just asked by a gay couple to perform their wedding ceremony, The Daily Caller reported.
   The Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a suit in federal court to stop the city from enforcing the fine and jail sentence, saying in a statement from senior legal counsel Jeremy Tedesco that the government has overstepped its bounds, The Daily Caller reported.
   “Many have denied that pastors would ever be forced to perform ceremonies that are completely at odds with their faith, but that’s what is happening here—and it’s happened this quickly,” Mr. Tedesco said, The Daily Caller reported.
   But the city sees it differently. As far back as May, city officials were insisting that their ordinance is indeed in line with law., 20 October 2014
With breathtaking speed, the new laws governing Sodomite marriages are sweeping the world. What was unthinkable just one decade ago has become reality today.
      We are reminded of the words Jesus spoke about the end days, “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all” (Luke 17:28-29).
    While opponents of same-sex marriage laws may be successful in protecting pastors from being fined or jailed, in the long run, churches and ministries, by whatever name, are subsidized by the government and will have to comply. Public funds and public laws are aimed to overrule the clear teaching of Holy Scripture. Therefore, the words we quoted from Luke 17:28-29 are more applicable than ever.
(For more on our times, read As It Was in the Days of Noah, Item 2286.)

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

I did not print the name of this mother; however if you know anything about this girl email me at and I will forward the information to the mother. CMR

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
From: (withheld)
Date:Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 6:32 PM
Subject:My missing daughter
My daughter is beautiful, compassionate and fun. Unfortunately she is also mentally ill and intellectually disabled.
Galya has an impulse control disorder that may have come from her early childhood in an Eastern European orphanage. Sometimes this causes her to act out. She often feels deep remorse after these incidents and sometimes wonders if our lives would be easier without her. This may be part of the reason she ran from the waiting room of a psychiatric hospital in DeSoto Texas at 8 pm on Friday November 7.  I am far more interested in her safety than I am in an easy life.
She can be resourceful and friendly, but she also becomes intimidated when surrounded. She has not had her medications in some time and may be anxious.
She may have been seen within two miles of the hospital this afternoon. I hope this means she made it through last night but it is getting dark and it's cold.
I know God has a plan for my child, but this is hard. Please share this with as many people as you can.
Beth Ellen McKinney

Southern Baptists Start LGBT Same-Sex Marriage Dialogue

Southern Baptists Begin Same-Sex Marriage Dialogue With LGBT Community

by NTEB News Desk

Except those days be shortened should no flesh be saved

"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God." 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Southern Baptists took their first steps towards their eventual acceptance of same-sex marriage by meeting with members of the LGBT community at the  Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission 2014 Conference in Nashville. While neither side relinquished their position, most in attendance agreed that a shift had indeed taken place.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A gathering of Southern Baptists here opened this week with Albert Mohler, stalwart head of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, apologizing for “denying the reality of sexual orientation,” but saying orientation “can change.”
Amanda Jackson and Becca Harris sing before the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission 2014 Conference morning session in Nashville, Tenn. About 1400 people attended the conference. JOE BUGLEWICZ
It closed with a pastor saying “no one goes to hell for being homosexual,” but he added Christians must remind gay friends and family members that “the day of judgment is coming.”
The statements from the largest and one of the most conservative Protestant denominations made waves in the religious and gay communities. Some praised the Southern Baptist Convention for softening its tone and message when discussing homosexuals. Critics complained that nothing really had changed.
But others who attended said a shift was taking place. In private meetings and one-on-one encounters during the week, Southern Baptists and gay-rights advocates said they established relationships they hope will carry both sides through a time of deep cultural change, particularly as the church navigates issues such as the increasing acceptance of same-sex marriage.
Mr. Mohler this week met with Matthew Vines, an openly gay Christian author who argues the Bible doesn’t prohibit lifelong same-sex marriage. Mr. Mohler wrote a response to Mr. Vines’ book, “God and the Gay Christian.”
“It was a gracious, honest conversation. I think all evangelical Christians are having to learn anew how to discuss these issues,” Mr. Mohler said.
The pair agreed to keep in touch over email, and alert each other if one ever felt wrongly portrayed by the other.
“This was an amazing event,” said Mr. Vines. “Not for the public sessions but for the private meetings. It’s not like anyone is suddenly pro-gay,” said Mr. Vines. But, he added, “it feels like a new era.”

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Unrivaled Power of Prayer

by Oswald Chambers
November 8, 2014
We realize that we are energized by the Holy Spirit for prayer; and we know what it is to pray in accordance with the Spirit; but we don’t often realize that the Holy Spirit Himself prays prayers in us which we cannot utter ourselves. When we are born again of God and are indwelt by the Spirit of God, He expresses for us the unutterable.

“He,” the Holy Spirit in you, “makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (Romans 8:27). And God searches your heart, not to know what your conscious prayers are, but to find out what the prayer of the Holy Spirit is.

The Spirit of God uses the nature of the believer as a temple in which to offer His prayers of intercession. “…your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit…” (1 Corinthians 6:19). When Jesus Christ cleansed the temple, “…He would not allow anyone to carry wares through the temple” (Mark 11:16). The Spirit of God will not allow you to use your body for your own convenience. Jesus ruthlessly cast out everyone who bought and sold in the temple, and said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer…. But you have made it a ‘den of thieves’ ” (Mark 11:17).

Have we come to realize that our “body is the temple of the Holy Spirit”? 

If so, we must be careful to keep it undefiled for Him. We have to remember that our conscious life, even though only a small part of our total person, is to be regarded by us as a “temple of the Holy Spirit.” He will be responsible for the unconscious part which we don’t know, but we must pay careful attention to and guard the conscious part for which we are responsible.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cardinal: Catholic Church like "a ship without a rudder."

Cardinal rebuke the Pope
November 4, 2014 · by ivarfjeld · in 1. ·
The Roman Catholic Church is like  “a ship without a rudder”.

For the claimed to be conservatives around Burke, Benedrict was a good Pope. Francis is a hopeless Jesuit liberal.

·                     For the claimed to be conservatives around Burke, Benedrict was a good Pope. Francis is a hopeless Jesuit liberal.

These are the words of American Cardinal Raymond Burke. He is the former archbishop of St. Louis, and has emerged as the face of the opposition to Pope Francis’ reformist agenda.

Cardinal Burke likened the Roman Catholic Church to “a ship without a rudder” in a fresh attack on the pope’s leadership.

In an interview with the Spanish Catholic weekly Vida Nueva, published Thursday (Oct. 30), Burke insisted he was not speaking out against the pope personally but raising concern about his leadership.
“Many have expressed their concerns to me. At this very critical moment, there is a strong sense that the church is like a ship without a rudder,” Burke said.

“Now, it is more important than ever to examine our faith, have a healthy spiritual leader and give powerful witness to the faith.”

Burke is the current head of the Vatican’s highest court known as the Apostolic Signatura, but he said recently he is about to be demoted. There is speculation he will be made patron of the Order of Malta, a largely ceremonial post.

Cardinal Burke worshiping the pagan sun "god" in the name of Christ.

·                     Cardinal Burke worshiping the pagan sun “god” in the name of Christ.

“I have all the respect for the Petrine ministry and I do not want to seem like I am speaking out against the pope,” he said in the interview. “I would like to be a master of the faith, with all my weaknesses, telling a truth that many currently perceive.”

“They are feeling a bit seasick because they feel the church’s ship has lost its way,” he added.
Burke has expressed an uncompromising stance on keeping the ban on Communion for Catholics who divorce and remarry without an annulment, and is one of five conservative cardinals who aired their views in a new book, “Remaining in the Truth of Christ,” released on the eve of the bishops’ blockbuster synod in early October.

When the synod signaled a more welcoming tone to gay and lesbian Catholics, Burke publicly accused the global gathering of bias and was among those who pushed for a less conciliatory approach in the final report. Burke had previously said that Catholic families should not expose children to the “evil” of homosexuality by inviting a gay son home for Christmas with his partner.

My comment (Ivar):
Hey, this is not a grandmother. 
 This is not only tastless dressing. It is a man dressed up as an old female.
It is Cardinal Raymond Burke. Believe it or not.· 

                    This is not only tasteless, and put of fashion. Dear Cardinal Burke. Not even the Queen of England would dress up like this.

He might be right in his criticism of Pope Francis. But when he dress up in female cloths, and look like he is a member of a back street gay club, his words against homosexuality makes him a hypocrite. Men should talk like a man. dress up like a man and be a man.

“A bishop should be “the husband of one wife” and “one who ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection”.

Rome erroneously bans their priests from marrying. When you move in direct confrontation with the Scriptures, you will obviously become an attractive religious institution for gays, pedophiles and perverts.

The best thing about Burke’s criticism of the Pope, is that there seem to be fire inside this ship of fools. The Vatican armada may be large. But the sailors have shipwrecked their faith, and made a mockery out of true Christianity. Both by their twisting of the Word of God, and certainly by this kind of silly dress code. by Ivar